Released on October 18, 2021 - 10:59am

Leaf Vacuuming is Starting!

Mayor Moe is pleased to announce the Department of Public Works will be sending the Leaf Vacuum truck out to City streets starting next week on Thursday, October 28th!

The Leaf Vacuum Truck visits different parts of the City each day of the week, so please check the Leaf Collection Route Map, to determine the collection day for your street. Leaves will be vacuumed on your street on the same weekday throughout the season. During the leaf vacuum season, bagged leaves will be collected from in front of your house on your scheduled day or on Wednesdays if you request to be on the Yard Debris Pickup list. 

There will be no leaf vacuum services provided on City Holidays in this timeframe including: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day or the Friday after Thanksgiving. There will also be no leaf vacuum services on days with snow.  

The Leaf Vacuum Truck is schedule to operate until the first Friday in December (December 3rd).  The Leaf Vacuum Truck may stay in operation longer than that if weather permits! 

Preparing Leaves for Leaf Vacuum

  • Rake your leaves into the grass between your sidewalk and the street. If you have no median rake them into the gutter. City crews will not vacuum leaves from private property or from alleys.
  • The leaf crew cannot return until the following week if your leaves are not out on time. You should rake your leaves the day before the collection to ensure pickup.
  • Please remove parked cars from the path of the leaf vacuum. Parked cars may prevent us from collecting your leaves.
  • Remove all cans, bottles, sticks, toys and debris from your piles of leaves. These items can cause very expensive damage to the City’s equipment and prevent us from collecting your leaves.

For more information please see our Leaf Collection page, email us at [email protected], or call us at 301-725-0088.

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